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Percy Bates

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Percy was very active with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at the University of Michigan and served as the liaison for the Management Council to the National SAAC. He has presented at national conferences on desegregation, equity education, and athletics, as well as written articles about the importance of integrity and ethics in intercollegiate athletics, the importance of academics for our students, and the importance of equity for all students.

After serving in the Army, Percy went on to earn his B.S. degree in biology from Central Michigan University, his M.A. in vocational rehabilitation from Wayne State University, and his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Michigan in 1968. Since that time, Percy has worked and lived in Ann Arbor with his wife Cheryl where they raised two children, Nathan and Allison. Now, their greatest joys are spending time with their four grandchildren, Jordan, Brooke, Georgia, and Rose.